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Midday Express of 2013-01-11

News from the European Commission's Midday Briefing

Nouvelles du rendez-vous de midi de la Commission européenne

Haiti earthquake three years on: EU gives an additional €30.5 million in humanitarian aid

Three years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, taking more than 200,000 lives and making 1.5 million people homeless, the EU continues to help the struggling country with an additional €30.5 million in humanitarian funding.

Seventh Community Innovation Survey - Highest proportions of innovative enterprises in Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium

In the EU27, 53% of enterprises from industry and services reported innovation activity between 2008 and 2010. Among the EU27 Member States, the highest proportions of enterprises with innovation activity were recorded in Germany (79% of enterprises), Luxembourg (68%), Belgium (61%), Portugal, Sweden and Ireland (all 60%), and the lowest in Bulgaria (27%), Poland (28%), Latvia (30%), Romania and Hungary (both 31%).


€65 million to support reforms in Kosovo

The European Commission has allocated €65 million to support Kosovo's efforts to implement its EU-reform agenda. The funds will be used for reforms of the justice and public administration systems, investments in education and regional development, and to provide housing and job opportunities for Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families who are currently living in lead-contaminated camps. They will also help boost private sector development by providing support for SMEs and strengthening Kosovo's trade capacities.

Autre matériel diffusé :

Statement by President Barroso following the meeting of the European Commission with the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union – rediffusion

Speech by President Barroso on the launch of the European Year of Citizens – rediffusion

Speech by President Barroso at the Conference marking 40 years of the Expresso, Lisbon: "Portugal, Europe and the World" - rediffusion

Speech by Vice-President J. Almunia: "Doing more with less – State aid reform in times of austerity: Supporting growth amid fiscal constraints" - UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 12H15

Speech by Commissioner A. Semeta: "Making progress on european tax policy: towards more fairness and greater competitiveness "

Speech by Vice-President O. Rehn: "Reforming Europe, beating the crisis" - rediffusion

Speech by Commissioner A. Semeta: "Priorities for EU tax policy" - rediffusion

Speech by Commissioner Malmström at the opening ceremony of the European Cybercrime Center (EC³): "EC³, a European response to cybercrime" - rediffusion

Top News from the European Commission from 12 January to 8 February 2013

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